A WebmasterWorld thread has a short but to the point prediction by Brett Tabke, the founder of WebmasterWorld. Brett feels that Google will be pushing out a major algorithm update, the size of Florida from 2003, by the end of the year.
Larry Page has been at the helm coming up on six months. According to various reports, LP has put alot of faith back in the algo nerds. I look for a Florida like update on the organic side before the end of the year.
Brett has been following Google updates since before Google was even doing real updates, so he knows his stuff.
But do you expect something as significant as Florida to hit by the end of the year, given we just had Panda in February?
Look at the Google update history outline:
Fritz (Summer 2003)
Florida (November 2003)
Austin Update (Jan 2004)
The Sandbox (April 2004)
Bourbon (May 2005)
Big Daddy (October 2005)
Supplemental (Jan 2007)
Paid Links (October 2007)
Dewey Update (Mar 2008)
Vince / Brand (March 2009)
May Day (May 2010)
Caffeine (June 2010)
Scraper Filter (Jan. 2011)
Panda (February 2011)
Major, major updates, rarely ever happen twice a year but I guess anything is possible.
We know Google is looking to improve their scraper detection but would that be the size of Florida? I doubt it.
Anyway, what do you think?
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